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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the ...Read more


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Mid back is killing me. Feels like thousands of pins shooting thru pain. Upper abdominal pain. Hurts when I breathe. Don't know what to do?

Mid back is killing me. Feels like thousands of pins shooting thru pain. Upper abdominal pain. Hurts when I breathe. Don't know what to do?

Doctor today: This could be many things including pneumonia or a gallbladder attack. Either way, based on the description, you should be seen by a doctor today. Could be a primary care, urgent care, or emergency department, but today is in our best interest. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Burning mid/upper abdominal pain. And sometimes back. Vomiting and diarrhea for few hrs this morn have subsided but pain remains. What could this be?

Burning mid/upper abdominal pain. And sometimes back. Vomiting and diarrhea for few hrs this morn have subsided but pain remains. What could this be?

Gallbladder: Could be what is called biliary colic, especially if it awakens you from sleep or radiates to your back as you suggest. Also consider a stomach problem - gastritis, ulcers. See a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a light stomach ache, with dull sharp pains hitting around my mid abdomen. Are these the first signs of norovirus?

See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Chronic middle back pain on both sides, but worse this past week on left side; mid upper abdominal pain and left upper abdominal pain that comes and goes; chest tightness; difficulty sleeping this past week due to symptoms. Should I be seen today?

Chronic middle back pain on both sides, but worse this past week on left side; mid upper abdominal pain and left upper abdominal pain that comes and goes; chest tightness; difficulty sleeping this past week due to symptoms. Should I be seen today?

To be seen soon: I am concerned about your symptoms. You may have a gallbladder problem, lung problem, both of which could be serious. Your symptoms could be due to other causes. Please be seen in the next day. Happy healing. ...Read more

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I am experiencing upper abdominal pain (side: right), abdominal mass, bloating or abdominal fullness, swollen abdomen and side pain. I have a round mass on left low or mid side when coughing. I cant really bend my abdomen is in the way and painful?

I am experiencing upper abdominal pain (side: right), abdominal mass, bloating or abdominal fullness, swollen abdomen and side pain. I have a round mass on left low or mid side when coughing. I cant really bend my abdomen is in the way and painful?

Need Medical checkup: If you suspect any mass in your abdomen which is causing pain, you should have a medical check up. Go see your doctor immediately and have a medical examination. A CT scan of the abdomen is a good test to check for any suspected abdominal mass or lumps in the abdomen. If there is a lump, it will require further testing to find the cause. ...Read more

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What could cause upper abdominal pain and mid back pain? I've been on a picc line for antibiotics to cure a staph infection for the past 5 weeks.

What could cause upper abdominal pain and mid back pain? I've been on a picc line for antibiotics to cure a staph infection for the past 5 weeks.

Many possibilities: The recent staph infection may or may not be related to your current abdominal symptoms. Ask for an ultrasound of your gallbladder, to look for gallstones when you get in with your primary. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes mid abdominal pain on the left side when lying down?

What causes mid abdominal pain on the left side when lying down?

Get some help...: Abdominal pain is never normal, and lots of things can cause positional mid-left abdominal pain--see earlier healthtap answers please. Your symptoms may be related to a non-serious condition, but when pain is persistent/ recurrent then evaluation is especially warranted. ...Read more

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Awoke with severe upper mid abdominal pain from front to back. History of gstones. Is this an attack and if so what can be done for temp relief?

Awoke with severe upper mid abdominal pain from front to back. History of gstones. Is this an attack and if so what can be done for temp relief?

Could be see doc NOW: Need to get seen, evaluated. Could be gallbladder attack, could lead to stones getting stuck en route, could lead to pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas), could lead to infection, jaundice, etc.
Get checked first, then worry about temporary relief. ...Read more

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I have strange upper mid/ right abdominal pain that comes and goes. When it hits feels like a sharp knife sticking me. Otherwise I feel just fine.

I have strange upper mid/ right abdominal pain that comes and goes. When it hits feels like a sharp knife sticking me. Otherwise I feel just fine.

See doctor: It is best to see doctor to have blood tests done to check for liver, pancreas as well as ultrasound in the areas you describes for gallstones as well. ...Read more

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Having intense upper & mid abdominal pain on both sides that goes through to back. US says, trace amount of intrapelvic fluid, what could that mean?

REALLY cannot say: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health situation.
trace amount of fluid is normal.
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aortic aneurysm (very unlikely)
pancreatitis
appendix
pelvic inflammatory disease
many many other very nasty potentially rapidly fatal diseases cause abdominal pain. ...Read more

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I'm having sharp abdominal pain on my right side mid way up?

Hard to say: With that description, impossible to say. If it's limiting your function, associated with nausea/vomitting/fevers, or is worsening I strongly urge you to speak with a health care provider. ...Read more

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Mild but sharp abdominal pain (mid ab, 2 in left of center) upon bending. Made better with repositioning. Possible causes? Should I go to a hospital?

Likely a hernia: A small ventral hernia might cause such symptoms. See a doctor if the pain is severe, a small bump or mass is present or it is accompanied by vomiting or diarrhea. ...Read more

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Hello I am having some lower to mid-abdominal pain. Mostly discomfort. I was previously diagnosed with gastritis I was wondering if this is from that?

Hello I am having some lower to mid-abdominal pain. Mostly discomfort. I was previously diagnosed with gastritis I was wondering if this is from that?

Most likely: However, you will need to be on medication to suppress stomach acid and be reevaluated with blood testing, H. pylori testing and an abdominal US. I would suggest using Mylanta plus OTC Pepcid-20 mg AM/PM-do not ignore these symptoms. ...Read more

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2 yrs ago I had abdominal pain in my mid abdomen that would come and go every 20 min and last for a few sec, for 3 days. Fine since what could it be?

Difficult to say: As your symptoms were 2 years ago, it would be difficult to evaluate your condition if you are feeling symptom free at this time. The differential diagnoses for abdominal pain are numerous. If you are feeling better for the past 2 years, just rejoice in your good health! ...Read more

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I am experiencing abdominal pain all over (severity: mild). Mainly low and mid stomach (central). Doesn't hurt unless I press stomach. Had for 7 day?

I am experiencing abdominal pain all over (severity: mild). Mainly low and mid stomach (central). Doesn't hurt unless I press stomach. Had for 7 day?

See your doctor.: Whenever somebody has tenderness in the abdomen to touch, they need a physical appointment at their doctor for a complete history and physical exam. If this has been going on for a week, I would not delay. Good luck. ...Read more

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For 2 yrs I get pain @ upper left quadrant when I bend over-mid abdomen far left. Goes away if I stretch upright, very painful. U/S normal. Thoughts?

For 2 yrs I get pain @ upper left quadrant when I bend over-mid abdomen far left. Goes away if I stretch upright, very painful. U/S normal. Thoughts?

Hiatal hernia: You most likely have hiatal hernia and will need UGI/ barium swallow to asses the severity of the disease. If ruled out for hiatal hernia, then you will need MRI of thoracic spine to rule out disc disease of mid back ...Read more

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What could I have if I get abdominal pain and swelling in the mid line of my stomach if I eat certain foods or if I wear a belt. It happens everyday.

What could I have if I get abdominal pain and swelling in the mid line of my stomach if I eat certain foods or if I wear a belt. It happens everyday.

Malabsorption?: Abdominal pain and bloating after eating certain foods can have many causes, but overall is a sign of excess gas, which may be related to malabsorption or improper digestion of food. This can have many causes, and your entire history with an examination is important at your primary care physician's office. Mechanical causes such as hernia can also be diagnosed on physical exam. ...Read more

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Waiting on mono test, classic symptoms, then sudden mid to lower bad abdominal pain goes to back. Could this be related to mono? Should I seek er help

Get yourself chk'd: The sudden bad abdominal pain radiating to the back does suggest that you should get yourself checked. Spleen rupture is a known complication of mono and should be excluded. Only an examination and close follow up will reveal if all is well. ...Read more

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Front mid left abdominal pain. Feels like a pulled muscle but haven't exerted.

Front mid left abdominal pain. Feels like a pulled muscle but haven't exerted.

Nonspecific: That doesn't point to a single diagnosis. Much info missing such as onset, duration, radiation, aggravating and alleviating factor, and intensity to name a few. This is separate from an overall look at past and current medical conditions, medications, etc. If persistent, or progressive, see your primary care. If severe, may need to go to the ER. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Abdominal pain that is very sharp started mid upper AB and now moving to right upper quad started out intermittent and is now a constant 8/10 pain?

Abdominal pain that is very sharp started mid upper AB and now moving to right upper quad started out intermittent and is now a constant 8/10 pain?

Doctor can evaluate: Upper abdominal pain can be from gallstones, pancreatitis, "acid" gastritis pains with or without a stomach ulcer, or stomach reflux (heartburn). An infection with H. pylori bacteria can lead to stomach ulcer pains (an acid blocker can help). One needs evaluation by her primary doctor, and sometimes a surgeon. Heart disease, rib and cartilage problems, or various cancers can also cause such pain. ...Read more

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Poss cause? Burning between shoulder blades mid to right side abdominal pain radiates into back? Cancer? 36 yr non smoker,

Unlikely: The most common cause for such pains is muscle pull or spasms. This would usually settle down with rest and mild pain medicine. If the pain does not go away in 2-3 weeks, or becomes more severe, then you must see a doctor to check you for something more serious (like you are concerned about) ...Read more

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How serious an issue is gallbladder sludge? I have vomiting episodes occasionally with mid-abdominal pain, but I'm not sure if gallbladder is cause.

Gallbladder sludge: Gallbladder sludge can be asymptomatic or can be a cause of cholecystitis and gallbladder symptoms, including pain and nausea. This can occur in the presence or the absence of gallstones themselves. If you continue to remain symptomatic, you should see your doctor or a gastroenterologist to sort out whether the gallbladder is your issue or not. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have had mid left abdominal pain for weeks. It comes and goes in a stabbing, burning pain. What is located in this area that could be causing the pain?

Left abdominal pain: The symptoms may be consistent with acid reflux, pancreatitis, small bowel motility problems or peptic ulcer disease. Depending on the patients age bowel ischemia may also need to be considered. Would need to know about the patient to fully determine the likely causes. ...Read more

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Lower to mid right abdominal pain. Not constipated no ovaries no appendix what are possible causes. Any advice on what to do?

Lower to mid right abdominal pain. Not constipated no ovaries no appendix what are possible causes. Any advice on what to do?

Can't tell here...: Lots of possibilities, which require a physical exam ; simple testing. Your symptoms may be related to the abdominal wall (superficial location) or internal (deep location); may be of gi, gynecologic, or musculoskeletal origin; may be serious or minor. At least in your case appendicitis and ovarian pathology are ruled out by past resection. Please get checked to address other etiologies. ...Read more

Belly Pain (Definition)

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